Dining Chairs

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Project by Armand posted 10-20-2011 02:58 AM 2555 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt on chairs that has lots of M/T joineries. It is also the reason for building the mortise and tenon jig. The whole set has 138 parts and 168 pairs of mortises and tenons and made of Tanguile wood. The back legs were steam bent, the top rails and aprons profiles were cut using coping saw followed by router with pattern bit. I commisioned a shop to do the upholsteries. Finished with Ace Polyurathane Deep Mahogany stain-and-finish in 1.

Thanks for jointer build is waiting.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 03:05 AM

Beautiful chairs.

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 03:20 AM

That is as lot of work! Looks like your efforts have resulted in a beautiful set of chairs. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 03:36 AM

Plenty of effort and great results Armand, hope for plenty of family dinner will follow thanks for sharing…Wilson

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#4 posted 10-20-2011 05:26 AM

To me, making a chair has always seemed a little intimidating, let alone making 6 chairs…very nice chairs at that. I especially like the high back and the color. Can we expect to see a matching table in the future? Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#5 posted 10-20-2011 10:23 AM

Excellent Work Armand on these very handsome chairs!!
That’s a lot of M &T joints… Very Well Done my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 10-20-2011 01:15 PM

OMG this is beautiful. That is the work of a pro.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#7 posted 10-20-2011 01:59 PM

Thank you buddies, plenty of efforts indeed that I almost run out of patience.

@Ed: Thank you.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#8 posted 10-20-2011 05:22 PM

Great job! Just counting those joints and the assembly time and effort for steam bending that you put into it proves that you have a lot of patience. Keep it up and hoping for the table to be on the next spot. Just curious, have you used locking dowel pins on the joints of the legs to the seat sides. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 10-20-2011 10:35 PM

Nice job, Armand. They also all look the same. Thats why I rarely make more than one of anything. I’m not good at repeatability.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 10-21-2011 03:33 AM

I only used m/t joineries throughout the project. it took me two months to complete this working only on weekends and sometimes weeknights. i almost burned out from this project coz i can’t do other things while the chairs are occupying most of my shop.

I cedit my shopmade m/t jig and my drum sander/thicknesser for the uniform cuts, would have been an impossible task without the duo. The biggest challenges were the 24 pcs angled tenons for the upper side aprons and the lower stiles, and cutting the profiles without using a bandsaw.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#11 posted 10-22-2011 12:36 AM

Great job !!!

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#12 posted 10-24-2011 04:49 PM

well done armand

beautiful !

you called it right about the angled tenons
i made 8 for my dinning room set

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 10-25-2011 03:01 AM

Thanks David, gorgeous looking chair too.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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